Today I went to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park with Omari to see the “Dreams and Diversions” exhibit. This exhibit features Japanese woodblock prints from 250-years ago to the present. A majority of the prints were from two artists named Hakusai (1760 – 1849) and Hiroshige (1797-1858). The prints featured were the first examples of mass produced postcards. These postcards were sold at key points along the road from Kyoto to Edo (now Tokyo) as a way to remember the trip.
I bought a couple of postcard books from the gift shop as souvenirs of the visit.
For information about the exhibit and an online gallery showing the images Omari and I saw today, follow this link.